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20/05/20

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Disadvantaged children have been provided with digital devices and unlimited broadband by their school to enable them to learn at home. https://t.co/gYx4PDbGaq https://t.co/oo3YYN5ZE7

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06/05/20

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BMAT are looking for community governors to work with our schools based in Epping, Harlow, Stansted (Essex) and Newham (London). For more info and to apply please contact governance.org.uk https://t.co/4PeEmoUn0z

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28/04/20

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Despite fighting for his life earlier this year, John Childs is doing all he can to support BMAT during the Coronavirus pandemic. He was left critically ill in January when a routine operation to remove kidney stones resulted in sepsis and pancreatitis. https://t.co/61UTG7i36g https://t.co/mYwBlpL2th

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27/04/20

The daughter of a frontline worker is doing all she can to support her mum during the Coronavirus pandemic. 11-year-old Emma-Leigh Batten, Y6 pupil at Freshwaters, supports her mum after her tough shifts. https://t.co/BXBgJltDom https://t.co/WYQdQMfpOo

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09/04/20

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Children of Key Workers have been in our schools creating art thanking our NHS and Key Workers. At 8pm we will . Thank you from BMAT. https://t.co/x42sYGl8Ao

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07/04/20

Adults are being urged to rediscover their forgotten hobbies and hidden talents to share with their children during the Coronavirus shutdown. Teachers at Freshwaters Primary Academy are inspiring their pupils by spending time on their favourite pastimes. https://t.co/iMlTNtpnJN https://t.co/K8sGTX7nZH

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05/04/20

DJ Sonny Tyler spoke to and was featured in their news bulletin this morning. https://t.co/Kw4D0iNh65

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01/04/20

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More than 6,000 pieces of much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) have been donated to the by the BMAT family of schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/2kuQZH6YbV https://t.co/N3GTShyrVC

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01/04/20

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We’ve emptied our stocks across our schools and this morning ⁦⁩ has delivered over 3000 pieces of PPE equipment to the ⁦⁩ to protect those on the front line treating . https://t.co/A6v7BKLzeB

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31/03/20

A 7 year old has launched a weekly virtual disco to keep his classmates’ spirits up during the shutdown. Sonny Tyler took inspiration from his DJ dad Terry who turned the cancellation of his gig work into a positive by launching Facebook Live parties. https://t.co/k7vZHJzyzN https://t.co/EHpT8FMAn4

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31/03/20

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A teacher is reaching out to her neighbourhood in support of those struggling with social isolation during the Coronavirus shutdown. https://t.co/4fScnRpyBe https://t.co/xq6Bcd0ziG

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27/03/20

Young writers are learning the difference between fake and real news as they take on the role of journalists. Year 5 pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy took part in a workshop with the newspaper looking at the media and how it reports. https://t.co/ufi53uAEw5 https://t.co/SuxIEsw6Q3

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06/03/20

We have increased our funded childcare offer, for 3 & 4 years olds, to provide 15 and 30 hours per week. For more information please get in touch. Contact details are on - https://t.co/hKwl2hoj7d https://t.co/BXJbv1KU4K

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26/02/20

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All set up for our second session at in - ready for more fake news detecting and real news reporting! https://t.co/K6crSga6Mr

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17/02/20

Visitors are being greeted by polite, knowledgeable and attentive ambassadors. Freshwaters Primary Academy has appointed classroom ambassadors to welcome guests into their classrooms and make them feel welcome and informed. https://t.co/vowEcX3A4n https://t.co/DUujlzZ4E0

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06/02/20

The future is safe in the hands of a team of young eco warriors. Every class at Freshwaters Primary Academy has appointed an eco rep to take responsibility for keeping the school as environmentally friendly as possible. https://t.co/7qfH0FQZrZ https://t.co/4XbMhhA9uM

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04/02/20

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/ZWJCUwzLjj

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28/01/20

Playtime is being kept under complete control, thanks to the appointment of playground ambassadors. Freshwaters Primary Academy has appointed Year 6 pupils as playground ambassadors. https://t.co/yAryuXQC49 https://t.co/RRS3xih8nM

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28/01/20

Excited children are seeing unique libraries popping up all around their school. Freshwaters is to undergo an expansion project this year to provide a new block containing a library. https://t.co/864JsMRF9A https://t.co/iOnpNrMG8Y

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28/11/19

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7-year-old puts on virtual disco for friends

7-year-old puts on virtual disco for friends

Posted: 31st March 2020

A seven-year-old has launched a weekly virtual disco to keep his classmates’ spirits up during the Coronavirus shutdown.

Sonny Tyler took inspiration from his DJ dad Terry who turned the cancellation of his gig work in Harlow into a positive by launching Facebook Live parties.

Keen to put smiles on the faces of his friends at Freshwaters Primary Academy, Sonny asked his dad to teach him the ropes.

The Year 2 pupil quickly picked up the skill and instantly launched a weekly online disco.

Proud mum Katy, learning mentor at fellow BMAT school Sir Frederick Gibberd College, said: “My husband DJs in his spare time, but all of his work has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. People were really looking forward to his events, so he decided to run them from our living room! It was a last-minute decision, but 500 people watched and sent their requests for songs. People really got into the spirit of it and it was a good laugh. It was wonderful.

“Sonny said he wanted to host a party for his friends at Freshwaters. My husband showed him how to queue the songs up and what buttons to press and we put together a poster for him.

“About 87 people watched on and joined in. We had other parents sharing videos of their children dancing in their living rooms. He dedicated his last song to his school friends and told them to stay safe. He absolutely loved it.

“He knows his dad is a DJ, but I don’t think he really understood what that meant until all the equipment was put up in the house. It is definitely not something he would have learnt without the shutdown.

“Sonny is very giving. He said he wanted to make his friends smile as he misses them. I am really proud of him.”

Parents of children at Freshwaters are being urged to rediscover their forgotten hobbies and hidden talents to share with their children during the Coronavirus shutdown.

Headteacher Jackie Diggle said: “I sent out my weekly newsletter asking parents to share pictures of their children learning new skills and we have been inundated with stories from the Freshwaters families describing the various activities they have been doing with their children.

“As teachers, we always talk about making the curriculum more creative and this difficult period has given us and the children an opportunity to try something different. The next step will be to make sure we continue to be creative when we return to school and share our new skills.

“Clearly, I can rely on Sonny for any future school discos!”

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